MTV Gaga Promo

Lady Gaga is set to open the 2011 MTV VMAs with an explosive performance of—hopefully—a set of her hits, or just “Yoü And I”.

Tune in on August 28!

SOTD: This Too Shall Pass – Maria Mena

Song: This Too Shall Pass
Artist: Maria Mena
Album: This Too Shall Pass – Single
Genre: Pop
In short: “This Too Shall Pass” is the lead single off Maria Mena’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Viktoria. Written by Mena, the number is her own letter of apology to the people she has hurt unintentionally or intentionally. “The winds of your ego / The waves of My tears / Made The most perfect almighty storm that we’ve seen this year / But experience gathered / We’ve learned from our past / So don’t worry darling / This too shall pass,” sings Mena on the confessional number.

This Too Shall Pass – Maria Mena [Download]

GEMS!

GEMS! is an on-going series of songs—random songs—that I feature regularly here on the blog. The songs don’t have to be new or English or under any criteria, it’s just great music. Below are 9 songs handpicked for your listening pleasure. Comment if you like them, comment if you don’t.

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SOTD: Halcyon Days – Siobhán Donaghy

Song: Halcyon Days
Artist: Siobhán Donaghy
Album: Ghosts
Genre: Alternative/Pop
In short: The first member to disband from the Sugagabes, Siobhán Donaghy, has released two solo albums since parting ways with the other members. Her sophomore album saw her working with producer James Sanger, whose production credits include U2, Keane, and Dido. The ethereal “Halcyon Days” is a moody number dotted with rays of hope; Donaghy sings so delicately, as if the melody could be broken by a puff of air. Sound-wise, “Halcyon Days” is the kind of song you’d imagine mermaids singing deep down in the ocean.

Halcyon Days – Siobhán Donaghy [Download]

Janet Jackson Post

Janet+Jackson+janetjackson22700Well, well, well. What a week for Ms. Jackson’s fans. Where to start? Let’s see:

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MTV VMAs
Janet Jackson is opening the night with a tribute to her late bother, a performance that is set to bring down the house. Some of the dancers included go back as far as the Control era. Above is the VMAs promo regarding Janet’s performance.

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Janet Jackson has opened up for the first time since Michael passed away. You can read Bazaar’s exclusive interview on their website here. You’ll find out that she: 1. Finished filming the sequel to Tyler Perry’s No.1 box office smash Why Did I Get Married?, aptly titled Why Did I Get Married Too. 2. Finished writing a diet/self-esteem book called True You. 3. Is working on a new album. 4. Is planning to tour the album afterwards.

nuLike: Fight For This Love – Cheryl Cole

CherylI’ve written about it here, but now the real thing has leaked, full HQ and all. To be honest I hated it at first, but it has tendency to stick in one’s mind, some 10 listens or so, I like it. Long story short, it’s a grower.
I hope she has better things up her sleeve. Get it girl.

Fight For This Love – Cheryl Cole [Download]

Overdue: Happy Birthday Queen B


I just want to let them all know that my birthday is on the 26th.

SOTD: Think Of You – A Fine Frenzy

1 A Fine FrenzySong: Think Of You
Artist: A Fine Frenzy
Album: One Cell In The Sea
Genre: Indie-Pop
In short: A sad tale of love gone wrong. Alison Sudol’s (her real name) heart-breaking lyrics (“Just to put your mind at ease, you don’t own me anything/you paid me well in memories”) will definitely get to you. This song works better in winter.

Think Of You – A Fine Frenzy [Download]

Cheryl Cole Fights For Love in Three Words

Cheryl+Cole+c1No, Girls Aloud aren’t breaking up, they’re still very intact. But, the sexiest of the sexiest is set to unleash her solo single this week. “Fight For This Love” is the title. The song has been described as the ani-Xenomania (Girls Aloud’s producers) by Popjustice, There are no words out about the producers, it has all been very hush hush. Cheryl is yet to talk about this project herself!
The single will be played during Radio 1’s Chris Moyles Breakfast show around 8AM GMT.
Cheryl’s debut album “Three Words” is set for an Oct. 2nd release.

Leona Lewis unveils single cover

LLewisHot. I rarely like “official” artworks, but this works very well, practically cause it looks fan made.

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